Nathaniel Goss Sr. Land Surveys…15 & 17 Certified Townships, Connecticut Claimants

Nathaniel Goss Sr. was right in the middle of the work of the Commissioners after the Act of 1799, we see that reflected in the surveys done on Lots: #53, Lots 33 & 34, and undivided land.  Nathaniel turned Lots 33 & 34 over to his son, Nathaniel, as reflected in the survey and certificate listed below.  Therefore in 1807, Nathaniel Goss sold to his son Nathaniel Goss Jr. part of Lots 33 and 34.

Nathaniel Goss #53

Huntington No. 53 3rd Div. Nathaniel Gofs 101 Ac 115 pr. Certificate

We the undersigned Commissioners….Do Certify that Nathaniel Goss is the Owner as a Connecticut Claimant of one hundred and one acres and one hundred and fifteen perches of Lands in the Township of Huntington one of the before mentioned seventeen townships. Being Number Fifty three in the Third Division of that Township. Which Number Fifty three was severally occupied and acquired by a Connecticut Claimant an actual Settler there before the time of the Decree of Trenton, and was particularly assigned to such actual Settler, prior to the said Decree…..application of Nathaniel Goss under the provisions of the acts aforesaid…Number 161 of the said tract twenty six acres part thereof are of the Class; the residue of the fourth class January 21, 1804. Thomas Cooper, Jno M. Taylor.

Huntington No. 53 3d Division, Nathaniel Gofs, 101 Ac 115 ps, Return of Survey, Ret’d on 20th August 1807 an a Warrt. to Accept dated 19th Instant to said Gofs.

Draught of a Tract of Land, situate in Huntington one of the seventeen Townships, in Luzerne County being Number Fifty three in the third division of that Township and containing One hundred and one  acres and one hundred and fifteen perches with the usual allowance of six per centum for roads, resurveyed on Sixteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two by order of the Commissioners, appointed to put in execution act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, entitled “An Act for offering Compensation to the Pennsylvania Claimants of certain land within the seventeen townships in the County of Luzerne, and for other purposes therein mentioned; for Nathaniel Gofs.  Thos A. Sanbourne Surveyor to the said Commissioners 2d January 1804.   To Samuel Cochran, Esq. Surveyor General.  In Testimony….4th day of August 1894 James W. Latta Secretary of Internal Affairs.

This is very important – Nathaniel sells Lots 33 and 34 to his son Nathaniel Goss Jr. in 1807.

#33 & 34 Survey Nathaniel Goss and selling to Nathaniel Goss Jr.

Huntington, Part of No.s 33 & 34 First Division, Nathaniel Goss, 162 Ac. 32 ps. Return of Survey

Ret’d & 20th August 1807 on a Warrt. To Accept dated the 19th Instant to Nathaniel Goss Ju’r.

Draught of a Tract of Land, situate in Huntington one of the seventeen Townships, in Luzerne County being Part of Numbers Thirty-three and Thirty four in the first division of that Township and containing One hundred and sixty two acres and Thirty two perches with the usual allowance of six per centum for roads, resurveyed on Ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two by order of the Commissioners, appointed to put in execution act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, entitled “An Act for offering Compensation to the Pennsylvania Claimants of certain land within the seventeen townships in the County of Luzerne, and for other purposes therein mentioned; for Nathaniel Gofs.  Thos A. Sanbourne Surveyor to the said Commissioners 2d January 1804.   To Samuel Cochran, Esq. Surveyor General.

In Testimony that the above is a copy of the original remaining on file…..fifth of May, 1896 James W. Latta Secretary of Internal Affairs.

Huntington Part of Nos. 33 & 34 First Division Nathaniel Gofs 162 Ac 32 ps. Certificate

We the undersigned Commissioners ….(Covers the acts 1799 and supplements) Do Certify, That Nathaniel Gofs is the Owner as a Connecticut Claimant of one hundred and sixty two acres and thirty-two perches of land in the Township of Huntington one of the before mentioned…Being part of Number thirty-three, and Thirty four in the first Division of that Township. Which part of Numbers thirty three and thirty four was severally occupied and acquired by a Connecticut claimant an actual Settler, there before the time of the Decree of Trenton….application of Nathaniel Gofs… No. 161…Of the said Tract Five acres part thereof are of the Second class, one hundred and thirty-two acres part thereof are of the Third class. The residue is of the fourth class. Thomas Cooper, Jn’o  M. Taylor.

Left of the survey map:  In consideration of two thousand dollars to me this day paid by Nathaniel Goss Jr. of Huntington Twp. by these presents assign over all my Right Title and claim of the within Certificate & Lands therein described to the sd Nathaniel Gofs Junr his heirs & assigns forever Witness my hand and seal January the thirty first A.D. 1807                               Nathaniel Gofs Ser (Seal)

Attest – Ch. E. Gaylord, John Gofs

Right of the survey map: Luzerne County SS (Seal) Personally appeared Nathaniel Gofs Sen’r and acknowledged the above assignment to be his Voluntary act witness may hand and seal January thirty first A.D. 1807 Charles E. Gaylord J. P.

SurveyofUndividedLands Nathaniel Goss

Huntington Part of undivided Land in lieu of No. 12, 3d Div. Nathaniel Goss 100 Acres – Certificate

Draught of a Tract of Land, situate in Huntingdon one of the seventeen Townships in Luzerne County being part of undivided Land in lieu of number 12 in the third division of that Township and containing one hundred acres and _______perches with the usual allowance of six per centum for roads, resurveyed the Ninth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two for Nathaniel Gofs by order of the Commonwealth appointed to put in execution and act of the General Assembly of the State of Pennsylvania, entitled “An Act for offering Compensation to the Pennsylvania Claimants of certain land within the seventeen townships in the County of Luzerne, and for other purposes therein mentioned:      Thos Sanbourne, Surveyor to the said Commissioners 2d January 1804

To Samuel Cochran, Esq. Surveyor General

In Testimony that the above is a copy of the original remaining on file in the Department of Internal Affairs of Pennsylvania, made conformably to an Act of Assembly approved the 16th day of Feb, 1833, I have hereunto set my Hand and caused the Seal of said Department to the affixed at Harrisburg, this ninth day of June 1897.  James W. Satts, Secretary of Internal Affairs.

Huntingdon Part of undivided Land, in lieu of No. 12, 3d div. Nathaniel Gofs 100 acres, Return of Survey, Ret. Ye 26th February 1807 And Warrant to Accept to s’d Gofs dated 25th Instant.

We the undersigned Commissioners…..Do Certify that Nathaniel Goss is the Owner as a Connecticut Claimant of one hundred acres of Land in the Township of Huntingdon…..being part of undivided land in Lieu of Number twelve in the third division of that Township, Which said undivided Land was severally recertified and acquired by a Connecticut Claimant an actual Settler there before the time of the Decree of Trenton and was particularly assigned to such actual Settler, prior to the said Decree agreeably to the regulations then in force among such Settlers.    The said Lands (a Draught of Survey whereof is hereto annexed) is included in the application of Nathaniel Gofs under the provisions of the acts aforesaid, of which application are official transcript has been transmitted to us from the Land Office of this Commonwealth of Pennsylvania No. 161. Of the said tract the whole is of the 4th class, January 21st 1804.  Thomas Cooper, Jn. M. Taylor.

Philip Goss Jr. and Nathaniel Goss – Revisiting Lot #33 in the 3rd Division

In a past post I wrote about Philip Goss Jr. and his interest in Lot #33 in the 3rd Division and that post was titled: Part III-b: Philip Goss Jr/V and Lot #33 in the 3rd Division, published February 27, 2019.  I went into detail about this lot and presented deeds, surveys and more.

At this time I revisit a portion of that post focusing on Nathaniel Goss’s role. He gave over his interest and title to his brother Philip Goss Jr.

This Lot was featured in the 15 Township Original Records film I looked at when at the Pennsylvania Archives in 2008:

Philip Goss – 15 Townships, Original clerk records.

It also appears in the Pennsylvania Archives series of books – Book of the Fifteen Townships.

The published version in the Pennsylvania Archives

Philip Goss – Sub. 481 Oath Filed
Claims one Seventh undivided part of lot No. 33 in the third Division. See his title for the other part in the former Commissioners’ book of Titles Huntington. Deed 28th Sept, 1807. Con: 20 Dols. Nathaniel Goss to Philip Goss for all his title to the above Lot. 

Source: Pennsylvania Archives Series Books Second Series, Vol. XVIII (18) Book of Fifteen Twps – Huntington pg. 529:

Apparently this lot was divided into 7 pieces for seven heirs of Philip Goss, very interesting.

Claimant: Philip Goss 
Date Acquired: 4/2/1796
Drawer: Abiel Fellows
Twp. Huntington
Div: 3rd
Lot: 33, 6/7
Acres 80A 135p
Chain of Title: David Goss 5/13/1777, Philip Goss Jr. 1/16/1778, Philip Goss Jr. Heirs Nathaniel Goss 9/28/1807
Patentee: J. Stackhouse
Source: CTL:45;MEHun:1921, B15T:529
Patent Book: H14:628
Survey Book 4:180

NOTE For above = Heirs: Sarah (Enos Seward from Kentucky???), Philip, Nathaniel, Solomon, David, Ebenezer, Mary (Davidson), deed, dau Mary Santee); Deeds various dates 1796 to 1802 to Philip Goss Under Act of 4/9/1807 Goss Claimed the remaining 1/7 part.  Comment: I do not understand the reference to Kentucky unless Enos was speculating.

Summary:  What we see above are the survey’s and certificates for the land of Nathaniel Goss and also a relinquishing of his interest in Lot 33 3rd Division.  We also see that he signed over to his son Nathaniel Goss Jr. lots 33 and 34 in the 1st division.  Lot #53 was partitioned by the heirs in 1817 and 1819. See the past post about the Estate and Legacy of Nathaniel Goss Sr.  for those deeds.

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